- Age 20 years
- Date of Birth 24th August 2000
- Had previous paid employment within the equine industry? Locked
- Preferred Countries United Kingdom, Europe, United States of America, United Arab Emirates
- County/State/Region West Midlands, UK
- Job Category Flexible Hours, Full Time, Permanent
- Earliest start date 9th January 2020
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- Notice period 4 Weeks
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- Live in or out Live in
- Co-habiting? Locked
- Full Postcode if live out (Private) Locked
- Expected Job Level Groom, Groom/Rider, Rider, Part of a Team, Sole Charge, Home Groom, Competition Groom
- Animals to bring to a job Locked
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- Can drive Car
- Own car? Car
- Height 5”6’ / 167cm
- Approximate weight 11.5st / 73kg / 161lb
- Total years experience with horses Locked
- Previous paid/work experience Locked
- Future disciplines Dressage, Hunting, Rehabilitation, Showing, Working Hunter
- Riding Role? Locked
- Nationality British
- Languages spoken Locked
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- Equine Skills Back/Break, Compete, Muck Out, Plait, Pull Mane/Tail, Ride, Show Turnout, Young Stock Rider
- Non-Equine Skills Locked
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Experience with Horses
I have been brought up owning and loving horses, but have never been handed a “ready-made” pony or horse and have always thrived on bringing on the young or damaged horses to bring out the best in them. I was mainly brought up in the showing world and developed a love for the development of young horses and getting them to a point where they have reached the potential that I saw in them at the start. In all honesty, the majority of my experience with horses is riding, and mainly flatwork at that but I believe that this is the most important part of training. I have been described as having a light and natural riding ability which I am very proud to admit. Despite mainly being a rider, I can bath, plait, pull mains and tails, muck out and I am happy to learn to clip and do any other duties that are required.
Granted, I do not have experience with horses as a career but I am prepared to prove to both you and I that I am worth taking on.
Within the Equine side of the role, riding would be the highest rated of my skills, I have broken in youngsters and produced them to sell, I have rode for many people within my area to develop their own horses further. Although basic, I am willing to learn and develop my riding ability within my role. In addition to this, I have always prepped for shows personally, therefore I am able to plait, bath and clean tack ready for competitions if necessary.
In terms of Non-Equine Skills, I have experience within customer service and sales and therefore am able to communicate with an arrangement of people in a great manner; adapting the way in which I speak to whom I’m speaking to. Furthermore, I thrive off being given responsibility and being trusted with an array of things. Despite this I work well within a team, I enjoy being in a team environment, having the support and being able to rely on others when needed.
I believe that having a non-equine career background has given me further key skills that are of aid in any situation. For example, I have key communication skills, experience with sales and admin work, which I would happily adapt into a role if the opportunity arose.
Strengths and Weaknesses
• What do you most enjoy about working with horses?
The sense of fulfilment I get when the horse I have worked so hard on begins to succumb to the training. Or when a horse finally begins to put its trust into me, its a feeling like no other
• Is there anything you’d like to improve?
I believe there are always things to improve on, for example, I would like to improve on my jumping ability as I do lack on experience and confidence in this area; however I want to push through this. I would also like to develop my groundwork skills, to learn how to clip and to develop my lunging and long-reining skills.
• Why should employers consider you above any other job seeker?
Despite my lack of professional experience, I am willing to take on anything that my employer throws at me. I am willing to learn any new skills required and am very adaptable. I believe that I am a very easy person to get on with and am flexible in most situations, whihc i belive to be imperative in a live-in situation.
• What would you like to do or gain in your next job?
More skills, qualifications and experience and opportunities for me to grow as a person and within my career.
• Do you need accommodation?
Yes, I would like to live-in so that I can be on hand.
• Do you have any special requirements for any animals you wish to bring with you?
Both my dog and horse are very easy going pets. My mare, ideally would like to be in a paddock with others as she enjoys the company and for the majority of the time she lives out but enjoys the occasional night in when the weather gets bad.
My dog is also easy going, he’s tiny so doesn’t require much at all.
• Do you have any ongoing commitments?
None, apart from my dog, he is like my child!
• Do you have any holidays booked that an employer needs to know of?
None as of yet.